As the story goes, there was once a young magi, a gangly and awkward individual with barely enough magical aptitude to light a candle without a match. Determined to prove themselves to instructors and fellow students alike, this magi set off to explore the world and promptly took a wrong turn, getting lost in the middle of nowhere. Behind the old barn they took shelter in, they found a haphazard nest of sticks and loose bits of garbage, containing strange, mottled eggs. The creatures that eventually emerge seem to be a curious mixture of the mischievous wolphyn and the mildly deranged potooto, though neither species is native to within 1000 leagues. Naturally the magi still names them wootootoos. Proud of their find, the magi bears the hatchlings back to the Keep - via a friendly passing merchant who actually knows how to read a map - in order to grow, breed, and study them. After a year of intense study, the conclusion is clear: wootootoos are hopelessly dumb, obviously the result of rogue magic or someone's idea of a joke.
This egg was supposed to hatch days ago.
Common wisdom, if such a word can be applied to anything involving a wootootoo, dictates that magi place eggs upon a narrow, high - but not too high - shelf so that the hatchling inside will eventually knock its egg off, break the shell, and finally escape. Magi shouldn't worry too much about their hatchling getting into trouble; wootootoos usually take a while to discover each individual leg and wing, before they even start to think about using them all together. Once they do start attempting to actually move around, they end up upside down more often than not. Fortunately wootootoo hatchlings are too silly to get upset about anything, and they will cheerfully keep trying until something actually happens.
Adult wootootoos are able to both walk and fly - badly. Throughout the Keep, a yell of 'wootootoo!' often heralds a bundle of yowling feathers and fur tumbling out of the sky. Fortunately wootootoo bounce quite well, though not so much any magi they hit; a fully grown adult wootootoo is large enough to cause injury to all but the sturdiest person. Terrible parents who immediately abandon eggs after laying them, they likely would have quickly gone extinct if not for the magi who first brought them to the Keep. Considered a pet best left to the rich - and, in some unkinder circles, equally as dumb - wootootoos are nonetheless still charming enough that no one can really hate them.
Obtained from: Event, April Fools, Retired
Renaming cost: 2000 gold
Release date: April 1st 2021
Sprite art: Mysfytt | Description: Sochitelya